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What can I do with my degree in Journalism?

About the program

Concordia’s department of Journalism prepare students to become skilled journalists in today's demanding, digital news environment.  In our program, you can learn a range of current production skills, cover the same events as working journalists, do internships that give you valuable newsroom experience, and graduate functionally bilingual. Your professional training balances practical skills with theory and analysis. Our production workshops apply newsroom standards to every assignment, and our seminars focus on the social, economic, political and ideological contexts in which journalism is practised.

For the latest information on programs, visit the Department of Journalism

Skills developed

As a student in Journalism, you will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills, some of which are listed below. Your transferrable skills can be applied to many different jobs and situations that go beyond your field of study.

  • Collect information through interview, investigation and observation
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Curiosity and creativity
  • Excellent command of language
  • Good judgement
  • Good memory
  • Improvisational skills
  • Openness and flexibility
  • Receive, analyze and verify information for accuracy
  • Video and copy editing

  • Communicate ideas clearly by listening carefully and responding comprehensively
  • Read critically and write persuasively
  • Explain complex concepts and ideas to others effectively
  • Write editorials and commentaries on topics of current interest to stimulate public interest and express the views of a publication or broadcasting station
  • Interact with others and build professional relationships
  • Write critical reviews of literary, musical and other artistic works based on knowledge, judgement and experience
  • Write news stories for publication and broadcast

  • Manage tasks and meet deadlines
  • Work under pressure
  • Influence and persuade
  • Make decisions and use sound judgement

  • Delegate
  • Manage conflict
  • Give and receive feedback
  • Lead and follow
  • Negotiate

  • Observe and interpret data
  • Analyze and evaluate conflicting information to make a good judgement or conclusion
  • Understand complex problems and identify solutions

Potential work settings

Below are examples of work settings where you can gain experience and develop your skills in your field of study.

  • Broadcasting Industry
  • Educational Institutions
  • Film Industry
  • Government (Federal, Provincial, Municipal)
  • Health Organizations
  • Intelligence Agencies
  • Law Firms
  • Magazine / Newspaper Industry
  • Marketing and Marketing Research Companies
  • Police Departments
  • Political Parties
  • Printing Industry 
  • Public Relations Firms
  • Publishing Companies  

What jobs can a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism lead to?

Please note that many positions listed below may require related extra-curricular activities, volunteer or work experience.

For details on these job titles, main duties and employment requirements visit Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).

  • Associate Editor
  • Broadcast Journalist
  • Columnist
  • Correspondent
  • Critic
  • Documentary Filmmaker
  • Investigative Reporter   
  • Journalist  
  • News Commentator
  • News Reader
  • News Researcher  
  • News Writer / Editor
  • Newscaster  
  • On Air Personality / Host
  • Photojournalist
  • Podcast Host
  • Political Analyst – TV or Radio
  • Political Correspondent
  • Production Assistant
  • Radio / TV Announcer
  • Reporter  
  • Researcher
  • Television Reporter
  • Traffic Reporter
  • TV Newscaster
  • Video Editor
  • Weather Reporter
  • Writer

  • Assignment Editor
  • Blogger
  • Book Editor
  • Book / Film Critic
  • Columnist
  • Communications Specialist / Consultant
  • Content Writer
  • Copy Editor
  • Copywriter
  • Editor
  • Editorial Assistant  
  • Editorial Page Editor
  • Fashion / Beauty Columnist   
  • Interviewer
  • Media Relations Coordinator
  • Multimedia Journalist
  • Newsletter Writer    
  • Newspaper Editor
  • Online Content Developer
  • Online Journalist
  • Photo Editor
  • Photo Journalist
  • Political Correspondent 
  • Political Reporter
  • Press Agent / Attaché
  • Print Journalist 
  • Public Relations Coordinator / Consultant / Specialist
  • Publicist
  • Publishing Assistant
  • Review Writer
  • Social Media Manager / Coordinator
  • Spokesperson
  • Technical Writer

  • Program / Public Affairs Officer
  • Policy Analyst
  • Political Consultant
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Political Attaché
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Correspondent Officer

  • Academic Advisor
  • Program Coordinator
  • Research Assistant

Jobs and career possibilities with a Master's and PhD in Journalism

The job titles listed below are examples of careers requiring further education such as an MA or PhD degree, a second bachelor degree, a certificate or a graduate diploma and relevant work experience.

For details on these job titles, main duties and employment requirements visit Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).

  • Anchor
  • Biographer    
  • Copy Chief  
  • Court Reporter  
  • Editorial Writer
  • Editor-In-Chief  
  • Film Critic
  • Foreign Correspondent  
  • General Assignment Reporter
  • Lawyer  
  • Managing Editor  
  • Media Specialist 
  • News Analyst  
  • News Producer
  • Programming Director  
  • Publisher
  • Sportscaster
  • Television Producer  
  • University Professor  

Start your job search

Explore career options

Explore the types of jobs for each industry and find out about required skills, education level and salary ranges in Canada:

Occupation - Government of Canada Job Bank: Find out about job prospects, wages and skills for specific job titles. You can use the job titles listed in the Career Possibilities – Bachelor degree and Career Possibilities – Beyond the bachelor degree for your search.

Field of study – Government of Canada Job Bank : Find out about employment rates, wages and the types of jobs related to a specific field of study.

Search job titles or companies - LinkedIn: Search by job title or field of study. You can also find out what type of positions individuals with the same degree as you have occupied.

Career Cruising

Explore your interests, learn about careers and find jobs on the Career Cruising website. Find the link and login information in the Student Hub's My CU Account.

Search for jobs

Browse the websites below to find jobs available in Quebec and Canada related to your field of study. You can also search the CAPS online job bank or find employers in Canada that hire new graduates in your field.

Book an appointment 

To get help with your career exploration and goal setting, book an appointment with a career counsellor. For job search tips on finding the job you want, book an appointment with a career advisor.

To book an appointment with either professional, please call 514-848-2424 ext. 7345

*Only current Concordia students and recent alumni can access this service

Networking  and professional associations

Connect with professionals in the field and professional associations to find out what a day in your career of choice looks like. Professional associations websites also provide useful career descriptions and job hunting tips, and sometimes list job openings and potential employers. You can also attend one of our career workshopscareer fairs or career panels to get a head start.

Here are a few recommended sites:

Contact us

514-848-2424, ext. 3921 / 7345
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Office hours

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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